Your gifts support leadership training programs for ASCE members at every career stage. With the help of Foundation-funded leadership programs, ASCE members will be empowered to pursue and achieve their goals and become leaders in their communities. Civil engineers will continue to be leaders in civil engineering and, through innovative problem-solving expand and safeguard public health and welfare.
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Your gifts support leadership training programs for ASCE members at every career stage. Make your donation today, and help us engineering tomorrow!
Student Activities Reimbursement Fund (StAR)
The StAR Fund will provide the opportunity for students to attend official ASCE meetings and conference across the country. Through their engagement in these leadership and educational activities, the next generation of civil engineers will be able to better understand the field, learn new skills, engage with future peers and employers, and share their ideas and perspectives.
Invest in civil engineering students by donating to the StAR Fund today!
Multi-Region Leadership Conferences
The Multi-Region Leadership Conferences (MRLCs) are two-day conferences across the country that gather Society leaders at different stages of their careers – students, Younger Members, and Section/Branch officers – to develop new skills that will enhance both their careers and Society work. The conferences include the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL), regional Younger Member Council meetings, and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders.
During the MRLCs, the Foundation facilitates Student Focus Sessions on finance and fundraising. The Foundation shares fundraising skills and lessons learned to build confidence in students.
ASCE Centennial Celebration Grants
The ASCE Foundation Board approved grants of $1,000 to each Section and Branch celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023. Centennial celebrations commemorate the history of the Section and Branch, through the publication of a Centennial book. They also bring members together through conferences, workshops, galas, technical tours, and networking events.
The ASCE groups celebrating their Centennial in 2023 are:
Younger Member Leadership Symposium
The Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS) is a three-day experiential leadership workshop open to all ASCE Younger Members, aged 35 and under. The YMLS is hosted by the ASCE Committee on Younger Members and focuses on early-career professional skills development to help ASCE Younger Members succeed and lead in the workplace. Tours and special events during the weekend offer additional networking with peers from around the country.
The Robert P. Wadell Endowment for Young Professional Leadership and Innovation supports the YMLS and other younger member programs and initiatives.
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
The Foundation supports the Members of Society Advancing an Inclusive Culture (MOSAIC) activities including:
- Delivering the “Disasters and Decision Making: A Matter of Ethics” workshop at the EWRI Congress in Minneapolis
- Exhibiting and delivering a mentoring workshop at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, where approximately 30 attendees completed membership applications and approximately 50 students attended the workshop.
- Developing a “Canon 8: Ethical Guidelines for Diversity & Inclusion” session that was conducted at ASCE’s 2018 Convention
ASCE Open Research and Global Equity Fund
Donations to the ASCE Open Research and Global Equity Fund support researchers without funding by providing the option to choose open research through the waiver program. Research papers granted waivers will be published in the Society’s first fully open access journal ASCE OPEN: Multidisciplinary Journal of Civil Engineering.